FEAD, the European federation representing private waste management companies, has told the EU it must step up its investments in waste recycling and treatment capacity as part of its post-coronavirus green recovery plan.
This was followed on 1st June by a letter signed by more than 200 UK business leaders, including the chief executives of Cory, Suez and Veolia, urging Boris Johnson to deliver a Covid-19 recovery plan which aligns with the UK’s wider climate goals.
LARAC’s evidence to this enquiry was given in both written and in person at the select committee hearing back in June and is quoted in the evidence they presented to government last September. Our initial plea at the committee hearing was for closer consultations with local authorities. ...
Nearly two months have passed since the United Kingdom introduced restrictions to limit the spread of the Covid-19 virus. With these vital measures came unprecedented challenges for a range of sectors which we all rely upon every day, including the recycling and waste management sector.
Thanks to the hard work of tens of thousands of people employed in our industry, we are proud to say that household refuse collections have been maintained across the UK so far and only a small number of recycling services have been affected.
As we informed all our members, yesterday evening: at 9.30 this morning (13 May) the UK Government amended “The Health Protection (Coronavirus, Restrictions) (England) Regulations 2020” with “The Health Protection (Coronavirus, Restrictions) (England) (Amendment) (No. 2) Regulations 2020”.
Among other important variations to the original regulations this now makes a visit the HWRC a reasonable excuse in law to leave the house. THIS APPLIES ONLY IN ENGLAND.
LARAC has announced that John Coates of Lincolnshire County Council is to take over as one of the LARAC Vice Chairs from Dan Roberts of South Staffs Council.